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Horizon, Vol. 4

Mahler / Royal Concertgebouw Orch / Jeths / Stenz
Release Date: 01/10/2012 
Label:  Rco Live   Catalog #: 11001   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Geert Van KeulenDetlev GlanertWillem JethsJoey Roukens,   ... 
Performer:  Detlef RothAlexei OgrintchoukMarijn MijndersMonica Naselow,   ... 
Conductor:  Lothar ZagrosekMarkus StenzEd SpanjaardDavid Robertson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 2 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fourth release in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's Horizon Series brings together two forms of homage. CD 1 represents a tribute to Gustav Mahler, the orchestra having devoted itself to a large-scale project commemorating the composer's 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of his death during its 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons. In addition to a chronological series of performances of all the great symphonies - effectively constituting the third Mahler Festival held in Amsterdam following those of 1925 and 1995 -, the orchestra programmed a series of concerts featuring works exhibiting a strong connection to Mahler's compositions. Four world premieres of works composed for this series have been brought together on CD 1, the fifth Read more being the opening title on CD 2. The three other recordings on CD 2 feature members of the orchestra play high-profile roles as solo or ensemble players, thereby symbolising a homage to the virtuosity and the musical intelligence and flexibility of the 120 individual musicians making up the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk and trombonist Jörgen van Rijen are heard hear in the world premieres of two works written for their instruments by Rodion Shchedrin and Luciano Berio respectively. Assistant principal violinist Marijn Mijnders and Monica Naselow, a member of the second violin section, team up in an explosive performance of Hindson's Chrissietina's Magic Fantasy for two violins, the discovery of the chamber music marathon with which the Society of Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2009. Read less

Works on This Recording

Fünf tragische Lieder, for voice & orchestra by Geert Van Keulen
Performer:  Detlef Roth ()
Conductor:  Lothar Zagrosek
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 16 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Fluss ohne Ufer, for orchestra by Detlev Glanert
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Date of Recording: 04/09/2010 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Scale 'le tombeau de Mahler', for orchestra by Willem Jeths
Conductor:  Ed Spanjaard
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 13 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Out of control, for orchestra by Joey Roukens
Conductor:  David Robertson
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 16 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Oboe Concerto by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer:  Alexei Ogrintchouk (Oboe)
Conductor:  Susanna Mälkki
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 21 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Chrissietina's Magic Fantasy, for 2 violins & orchestra by Matthew Hindson
Performer:  Marijn Mijnders (Violin), Monica Naselow (Violin)
Date of Recording: 11/18/2009 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Symphony No. 5: Nicht zu Schnell by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Austria 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 12 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Solo for Trombone and Orchestra by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Jörgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
Conductor:  Ed Spanjaard
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw Amsterdam 
Length: 19 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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